For the fifth time in his NBA career, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been suspended.
Green was suspended for five games for his role in Tuesday night’s brawl between the Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves where Green choked Minnesota center Rudy Gobert.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the suspension Wednesday night.
The NBA is suspending Golden State’s Draymond Green for five games, source tells ESPN. Significant hit for the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/QlexGdXNUd
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 16, 2023
When Green was suspended during the first round of the 2023 playoffs against the Sacramento Kings, NBA Executive Vice President and Head of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars alluded to Green’s status as a “repeat offender” playing a part in the suspension.
Golden State currently sits at 6-6 on the season. Green has averaged 8.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game so far.
Wojnarowski, along with Zach Lowe, Michael Wilbon, and Kendrick Perkins, discussed the decision on ESPN’s NBA halftime show
Adrian Wojnarowski expands on his report that the NBA has suspended Draymond Green for 5 games.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) November 16, 2023
,Social media had plenty to say about the suspension.
One fan was disappointed with the length of the suspension, saying, “Should be much more than that for this behavior to happen again.”
Should be much more than that for this behavior to happen again.
— K.C. Richards (@thelinedrive) November 16, 2023
Another fan agreed, saying, “Five games for choking someone out. NBA is so bad at giving punishments”
five games for choking someone out. NBA is so bad at giving punishments 😭
— ¹⁰ (@HoodiGarland) November 16, 2023
Another pointed out Green’s track record this season alone, saying, “Draymond Green has already received 3 technical fouls, been ejected from 2 games and has now been suspended for the next 5 games. We are just 12 games into the Warriors season.”
Draymond Green has already received 3 technical fouls, been ejected from 2 games and has now been suspended for the next 5 games.
We are 12 just games into the Warriors season. https://t.co/B0lMmKDaBh
— Kevin Fippin (@kfippin) November 16, 2023
Another fan pointed out the double standard, saying, “Sports isn’t real life. If any of us did this in our job we’d no longer have a job.”
Sports isn't real life. If any of us did this in our job we'd no longer have a job. https://t.co/uhr99q1jwN
— Thom Hone (@BYUapologist) November 16, 2023